Day: February 16, 2020

Black History Month Pathfinder Profile: Elijah McCoy

Elijah McCoy was a prolific inventor and engineer best known for inventing lubrication devices used to make train travel faster and efficient. McCoy was born in Canada to parents who escaped from slavery using the Underground Railroad. At 15, McCoy completed his studies in mechanical engineering in Scotland and returned to the states to look for…

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